Ten years experience in applicant workers compensation and social security disability; proficient with the AMA guides and the applicable rating chapters; able to conduct PQME cross-examinations with confidence; knowledgeable in rating procedure and recognizes when rater should combine or add WPI to increase the final rating award; successfully prevailed on psychological claims based on violations of labor laws, overtime, and co-worker bullying; well versed in prosecuting cumulative trauma and post-termination claims, identifying when an injury becomes work disabling long after the last day of work, which extends the statute of limitations; confidently prosecuted and settled numerous six-figure awards including hand and foot amputations and other extreme injuries.
Management of all aspects of Social Security cases including preparation of medical records, court appearances, cross examination of medical experts and the filing of appeals.
Experience from simple to complex bankruptcy cases, including hearing motion practice.
Experience in all aspects of personal injury cases including client intake, procuring expert witnesses, appearing at deposition, filing and appearing at court motions, and appearing at trial including filing all pretrial motions.
Education & Credentials:
Juris Doctor – Cum Laude – J. Reuben Clark, Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Arts – Brigham Young University
California Bar No. 224970
Utah Bar No. 1731
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